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CB registers case against JKPCC

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Srinagar, Feb 04: Crime Branch Kashmir registered a case against the officers and officials of JKPCC unit 10 and others who have caused a loss of about Rs 3 crores while executing works on Panzgam-Manzgam bridge, Sub-District Hospital Sogam and Bohipora bridge in District Kupwara.

According to an official spokesperson, an enquiry by Crime Branch Kashmir subsequent to a fact-finding committee report has revealed the commission of cognizable offences under sections 467, 468, 120-B IPC and 5(2) PC Act.

It said while the government had made it necessary to invite competition through tendering process, however during enquiry it surfaced that 33 works have been executed by JKPCC unit 10 on nomination basis after splitting them into 1400 component works. The nomination has been through “favorite workers”, spokesperson said, adding the investigation has been taken up.

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